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What is the difference between CC and BCC?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image71
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    What is the difference between CC and BCC?

    When emailing, what is the difference CC and BCC? Why would you use one over the other?

  2. Dennis AuBuchon profile image82
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 5 years ago

    The difference between cc and bcc is that those cc identifies the additional individuals other than the primary addressee.  The BCC lets you send to additional individuals without others knowing that they were part of the receipients.

  3. hoteltravel profile image71
    hoteltravelposted 5 years ago

    CC means Carbon Copy and BCC means Blind Carbon Copy. Both are used to send emails to multiple addresses. While addresses entered in CC are visible to others, those included in BCC will remain hidden. When sending emails to an intimate group, CC is fine. But if the mailing list includes persons not known to each other, it is better to use BCC.

  4. Blake Flannery profile image95
    Blake Flanneryposted 5 years ago

    Read this explanation of what CC and BCC mean.  This will tell you the difference and include a discussion and examples of when to use CC vs. BCC.  The examples are meant to be funny and satirical. read more

  5. punamdharkar profile image60
    punamdharkarposted 5 years ago

    Additionally to the responses you have received so far, you would include recipients in cc to let them know that they need to be in the know, but that you are not expecting them to respond. eg.if you need to inform your colleague that you have completed part of the task assigned to you and your colleague can take it forward, you would mark your colleague on the mail in the To: tab.  Should you wish to keep your boss in the loop, you would mark a cc to him. You would not expect him to respond on this routine matter.

    You would bcc people, if you are mailing to people who are strangers to each other and who do not need to relate to each other either in response to the mail or ever, henceforth. In a more sinister way, you would bcc a person who you would want should be in the know but secretively, so that no one, either marked or copied in the mail will know of your intentions.

  6. Catzgendron profile image74
    Catzgendronposted 5 years ago

    CC is carbon copy and everyone see's who you've sent the e-mail to or you've mailed a letter or documentation to.  BCC is those who are blind copied and the others don't know they are receiving that same information.

  7. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image83
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    Helen Keller invented BCC (Blind Carbon Copy).